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Mills College Commencement 2010: Media Coverage

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the 1990 student strike that preserved Mills as a women's college, we launched a national media relations campaign that culminated with Commencement 2010. Below is just a sample of the media coverage that Mills received, including extensive coverage of our amazing 94-year-old graduating senior and art history major Hazel Soares. Please note that news links may become inactive, but these stories were live, effective May 28, 2010.

NATIONAL MEDIA COVERAGE

Live with Regis & Kelly, May 26, 2010.
Host Chat (at approximately the 9:45 mark)

USA Today, May 18, 2010.
"Grandma earns college degree at age 94 in California"

Wall Street Journal, May 17, 2010.
"Nearly a Century Old, Woman Earns Degree"

Google News, May 16, 2010.
"California woman earns college diploma at age 94"

Yahoo News, May 16, 2010.
"California woman earns college diploma at age 94"

Christian Broadcasting Network, May 16, 2010.
"Calif. Woman Earns College Diploma at 94"

USA Today, May 15, 2010.
"California woman earns college diploma at age 94"

Seattle Post Intelligencer, May 15, 2010.
"California woman earns college diploma at age 94"

The Seattle Times, May 15, 2010.
"College dream fulfilled at 94"

Newsday, May 15, 2010.
"California woman earns college diploma at age 94"

Boston Herald, May 15, 2010.
"California woman earns college diploma at age 94"

NPR, May 15, 2010.
"California woman earns college diploma at age 94"

TELEVISION COVERAGE

KTVU Fox 2, May 15, 2010.
"California Woman Earns College Diploma At Age 94"

KTVU Fox 2, May 15, 2010. 
"Woman Earns College Degree At Age 94"

KPIX CBS 5, May 15, 2010.
"94-Yr-Old Graduates from Mills College in Oakland"

KGO ABC 7, May 15, 2010.
"Woman Earns College Diploma at Age 94"

KNTV NBC 11, May 15, 2010.
Mills College Commencement 2010

KNTV NBC 11, May 15, 2010.
"Among Today's College Grads is a 94 Year Old"

RADIO COVERAGE

KCBS, May 16, 2010.
"Exceptional Student Graduates from Mills at 94"

KCBS, May 15, 2010.
"Pelosi Gives Keynote at Mills College"

KGO, May 13, 2010.
Interview with President Janet L. Holmgren at about 14:20 minute mark "Women in Society"

PRINT & ONLINE COVERAGE

Contra Costa Times, May 20, 2010.
"Mills College students got it right"

Oaktown Art, May 17, 2010.
"Mills College Walk of Honor"

San Francisco Chronicle, May 17, 2010.
Leah Garchik column mention

Twitter Journalism, May 17, 2010
"94 Year Old College Graduate Inspires Others"

Fox News website, May 16, 2010.
"Pelosi Credits Motherhood For Congressional Success"

SKY News International, May 16, 2010.
"Grand Old Woman Becomes Graduate At 94"

Washington Post Blog, May 16, 2010.
"A 94-year-old woman earns college degree"

The Hill, May 15, 2010.
"Pelosi touts healthcare reform as her 'proudest achievement' in speech to grads"

San Francisco Chronicle, May 15, 2010.
"Pelosi tells Mills College grads to 'be ready'"

San Jose Mercury News, May 15, 2010.
"Mills graduates hear encouraging words from Pelosi"

Contra Costa Times, May 15, 2010.
"Mills graduates hear encouraging words from Pelosi"

CNN iReport, May 15, 2010.
"Mills College, Speaker Nancy Pelosi Celebrate Achievements of Women"

Contra Costa Times, May 14, 2010.
"Protests against male undergraduate students grabbed national attention"

San Jose Mercury News, May 14, 2010.
"Protests against male undergraduate students grabbed national attention"

San Francisco Chronicle, May 14, 2010.
"Pelosi to wear "eco-graduation robe" at Mills College Sat. Will Newsom folo?"

Examiner.com, May 14, 2010.
"Oakland's Mills College looks back on a victory twenty years ago"

New York Times, May 13, 2010.
Bay Area Blog

Contra Costa Times, May 13, 2010.
"San Leandro woman's dream of college degree finally coming true"

Contra Costa Times, May 12, 2010.
"Pelosi to speak at Mills College commencement"

CBS 5 website, May 12, 2010.
"Pelosi To Give Mills College Commencement Speech"

KRON 4 website, May 12, 2010
"Nancy Pelosi to Make Commencement Speech at Oakland's Mills College"

University Business, May 11, 2010.
"Mills Students and Alumnae Commemorate a Victory for Women-Only Education"

Los Angeles Times, May 10, 2010.
"Mills students and alumnae commemorate a victory for women-only education"

Los Angeles Times Video Blog, May 10, 2010.
"College remains defiantly women-only: 'Better dead than co-ed' "

The Chronicle Higher of Higher Education, May 10, 2010. 
"Mills College Marks Anniversary of Protests That Blocked Coed Plan"

Inside Higher Ed.com, May 10, 2010.
"Mills Honors Movement That Kept It a Women's College"

Diverse Issues in Higher Education, May 6, 2010.
"Mills College Celebrates 20-year Anniversary of Protests"

San Francisco Chronicle, April 23, 2010.
"She's 94 and ready to graduate from college"

 

Last Updated: 5/28/10